Garudasana: Eagle Pose benefits

Garudasana - Eagle Pose - Yoga

 

One of the most elegant yoga poses, Garudasana, has numerous benefits.

An article on hubpages gives great photos and great descriptions of the pose.

“Practiced as a full pose, garudasana targets all four limbs for strengthening, stretching, and toning. In addition, the back of the pelvis and the area between the shoulder blades are opened with the forward stretch of the limbs, thereby relieving tension.

Moreover, garudasana increases the efficiency of the immune system through its squeezing of lymph nodes under the arms and in the groin. Although one of the most importantly apparent benefits of garudasana is improvement in balance, this pose is especially valued for toning the arms, for flexing rotator cuffs, and for dissipating tension in the neck and between the shoulder blades.”

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Garudasana (Sanskrit: garuda “eagle” + asana “pose”) is known as the eagle pose in yoga. It may be seen as a counter pose to gomukhasana (cow face pose). While garudasana loosens and opens the back, gomukhasana relaxes and opens the front upper body.

Practiced as a full pose, garudasana targets all four limbs for strengthening, stretching, and toning. In addition, the back of the pelvis and the area between the shoulder blades are opened with the forward stretch of the limbs, thereby relieving tension. Moreover, garudasana increases the efficiency of the immune system through its squeezing of lymph nodes under the arms and in the groin. Although one of the most importantly apparent benefits of garudasana is improvement in balance, this pose is especially valued for toning the arms, for flexing rotator cuffs, and for dissipating tension in the neck and between the shoulder blades.

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